Belarus » River Berezina & Berezina Canal
River Berezina is navigable to Beresino, the canal with canoes or dinghies only.
River Berezina & Berezina Canal: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Degree of difficulty:||Very demanding|
|Requirements:||Boating license essential|
|Character of waterway:||back to nature, for sporty people, Waterway in reclusion|
|Profile of waterway:||Not navigable all through|
|Facilities groundside:||Hardly existent|
Waterway has access to:Dnepr | Dnjepr | Belarus
Düna / Western Dwina
The Berezina water system; 50 km southeast of Polatsk, River Ulla turns off the Dwina. It first flows southwards, makes then a sharp turn and leads into the Lepel Lake after 117 km. There is a barrage without a lock. Then we stay for 15 km on River Essa, change with the 2.5 km on the Webrebeski Canal, into River Beretschtscha and finally get after 7 km into the small lake with the same name. A first connecting canal (8 km) leads to Magnet Lake and a second one (4 km) to River Serguch (10.5), Serguch Canal (8.5 km) finally flows above Barysau into the Berezina. Only canoes and dinghies can use this waterway since it crosses a huge fen. Napoleon and the German Wehrmacht can give more information to it.
iBerezina is, even though its name is mostly used in connection to a battle, also a river. Depending on water level, it can be navigable up to the town of Beresino. This lies 295 kilometres above the opening of the Berezina into the Dnepr (20 km north of the city of Rechytsa) in the southeast of Belarus. The first small marina is 130 km downstream of Beresino, in Babruisk. After 239 km there is a new, very nice quay in Svetlogorsk. The next proper wharf is on a side branch of the Dnepr in Rechvtsa.